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Mecklenburg Image Collection

Daniel A. Tompkins

Daniel Augustus Tompkins was a textile industralist and owner of the Charlotte Observer.

Physical Description: 5x7


Baird's School

Photograph of Baird School for Boys on North Poplar Street was taken in May of 1921. The boys are as follows:First Row: bottom Jack Paschal, Frank Davidson, Sam Pettus, Harry Lassister, Everett McKnight, James Turner, George Edwards, Edgar Jackson, Guy Williams, Paul Funderburk, Edward Fleming, John Myers, not identified, Leo Chaquette, Robert James, Robert Cook, Willard Richburg, Calvin Stewart, John Ross. Second Row: Major J.G. Baird, Reverend J. G.

Aerial view of Charlotte

Aerial view of Charlotte features City Hall, the Realty Building, and trolleys.

Physical Description: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 very grainy

Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte City Life (1910s)

Wonderful street life scene in uptown Charlotte along North Tryon Street. Features great detail regarding transportation, dress, and names of local businesses.

Physical Description: 8x10 and 5x7 prints2 4x5 negatives

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Elmwood Cemetery

Scene of Elmwood Cemetery

Physical Description: 4x5 negative

Publisher: Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Police Detectives

Charlotte Police detectives upon receiving awards from J. Edgar Hoover for their part in solving a bank robbery by the Touhy gang on November 15, 1933. The photograph was taken in front of the courthouse. From left to right, unknown, Frank N. Littlejohn, Harry M. Joyner and unknown. Littlejohn later beame the Chief of Police.

Physical Description: 8x10 35 mm negative

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Aerial view of Charlotte

Southern view of Charlotte taken in April 11, 1916 from Dr. James Gibbon's Office in the Independence Building. The latter was located on North Tryon Street.

Physical Description: 4x5 & 35 mm negative

Publisher: Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

Dedication of the D.H. Hill School Marker

Photograph of the Dedication of a stone marker for the D. H. Hill School which stood at South Boulevard and Morehead Street.To the right of the marker is D. H. Hill IV, Carolina Platt and D. H. Hill, III. To the left of the marker is a child (unknown), North Governor Angus McLean and Cornelia Fore, Charlotte's leading historian of her day. Her papers are housed in the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room.To the far left, the bearded soldier is possibly named Mason, grandfather of Lillian Crosland. The granite boulder was manufactured by Piedmont Marble Company, and has since been lost.

Charlotte neighborhood

View of a dirt-covered, tree-lined street with an unhitched buggy somewhere in Charlotte.

Physical Description: 35 mm. negative

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Charlotte Streetcar

Charlotte Streetcar coming down the tracks.

Physical Description: 35 mm Negative

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library